Russia’s incursion into Ukraine has led to record options trading in a security that tracks corn, reflecting concern that supplies from the third-largest exporter will be disrupted if tensions escalate.
U.S. stocks rose a second week, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a record, as better- than-forecast data on hiring and manufacturing fueled optimism in the economy and overshadowed concern on Ukraine.
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index erasing losses to close at a record, as data showing stronger-than-forecast jobs growth overshadowed concern the situation in Ukraine could worsen.
U.S. stocks were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose the most this year yesterday, as investors assessed the Ukraine crisis and weaker- than-estimated data on payrolls and services.
Investors are the most bearish on Australian stocks since 2007 after last month’s rally pushed up valuations by the most since April and the central bank signaled a reluctance to add stimulus to the economy.